King’s Lynn community celebrates Queen’s 90th birthday

Community party for Queens 90th birthday at St Michaels School, ANL-160515-194230009
Community party for Queens 90th birthday at St Michaels School, ANL-160515-194230009

Hundreds of Lynn residents rallied together to enjoy a right Royal celebration for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Lynn’s Baptist Church and All Saints Church joined forces to host a Big Birthday Bash for the whole community at St Michael’s Academy, South Lynn, on Sunday.

Community party for Queens 90th birthday at St Michaels School, 
Oscar Davies 2 ANL-160515-194147009

Community party for Queens 90th birthday at St Michaels School, Oscar Davies 2 ANL-160515-194147009

Around 420 people of all ages turned out to support the event, with a bumper 80 volunteers helping to make the day a huge success.

Visitors enjoyed a barbecue, beer tent and bouncy castle in the sunshine, and there was also circus skills, live music, cake decorating, arts and crafts, giant bubbles and more.

Several members of the community also responded to an appeal for tray bake cakes, which were all put together to make one huge birthday cake, and decorated on the day.

The cake was cut by the new West Norfolk mayor David Whitby, and a bunting competition was judged by councillor Alexandra Kemp.

Community party for Queens 90th birthday at St Michaels School, 
Caleb Kershaw ANL-160515-194219009

Community party for Queens 90th birthday at St Michaels School, Caleb Kershaw ANL-160515-194219009

The day was partly funded by a £790 grant from Christian community trust, Dreams and Wishes, which offered the funding as it was the first time the two churches had worked together.